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Looking Back 2004 & 2005 images from The Castro

Reflecting back 10 years I found an assortment of photos that really depict The Castro. The photos speak for themselves: some from Folsom St, Dore Alley, Pink Saturday, The Twin Peaks and various street shots.

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Twin Peaks Bar, we were so disappointed at the election results that year.



 

Honoring Jimmy Langham at sea

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The Gallery has been edited 3-24-2015 [click here]

Jimmy Dale Langham

March 22, 1962 – October 24, 2014

In remembrance of Jimmy, Donald Ferguson, his partner, hosted a gathering of family and many friends from all over the country, March 22, 2015, in San Francisco for one last time to honor Jimmy and spread his ashes at sea near the Golden Gate Bridge.

“Jimmy” never a James was born in Mississippi, but considered New Orleans as his home.  As a young man he worked his way through college to receive a degree in Advertising and Design, and moved to New Orleans where he worked as a Graphic Artist for several years until he met his long time partner and spouse Donald Ferguson.  Jimmy and Donald moved together to New York City where they spent ten years.  Jimmy was the chief Graphics Designer for Donald’s Public Relations firm, Geduldig and Ferguson.  When that firm merged with a global PR firm in 2004, Jimmy and Donald were relocated to San Francisco for four years, then “retired” to Palm Springs, CA. in 2008.  They kept a second home in New Orleans until after Katrina, but have made multiple visits yearly to Jimmy’s favorite place. Jimmy and Donald were together for 23 years, legally marrying November 1, 2008.  Jimmy is survived by his loving partner and spouse Donald, his mother Mary Lou Hughes, his older sister Pam (David) Walker and younger sister Donna Hays.  He has three nephews, Donovan and Christopher Hays and Tyler Langham, and a niece Madison Olivia Cliburn.  He is also survived by all of the members of the Ferguson family who embraced him fully, and his many Palm Springs friends and friends throughout the country.

Jimmy loved to party and loved life and friends!  His favorite quote was:

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.

May he Rest in Peace.

Jimmy Langham Celebration of Life

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Celebration of Life for Jimmy Dale Langham.
Palm Springs, CA. Tuesday, December 30, 2014.

Jimmy Dale Langham

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Jimmy Dale Langham

March 22, 1962 – October 24, 2014

A Celebration of Life for Jimmy Dale Langham, was held in Palm Springs, CA. Tuesday, December 30, below is a link to the slide show of photos from Jimmy’s life, compiled by Palm Springs photographer,  Eddie Fleming.

“Jimmy” never a James was born in Mississippi, but considered New Orleans as his home.  As a young man he worked his way through college to receive a degree in Advertising and Design, and moved to New Orleans where he worked as a Graphic Artist for several years until he met his long time partner and spouse Donald Ferguson.  Jimmy and Donald moved together to New York City where they spent ten years.  Jimmy was the chief Graphics Designer for Donald’s Public Relations firm, Geduldig and Ferguson.  When that firm merged with a global PR firm in 2004, Jimmy and Donald were relocated to San Francisco for four years, then “retired” to Palm Springs, CA. in 2008.  They kept a second home in New Orleans until after Katrina, but have made multiple visits yearly to Jimmy’s favorite place. Jimmy and Donald were together for 23 years, legally marrying November 1, 2008.  Jimmy is survived by his loving partner and spouse Donald, his mother Mary Lou Hughes, his older sister Pam (David) Walker and younger sister Donna Hays.  He has three nephews, Donovan and Christopher Hays and Tyler Langham, and a niece Madison Olivia Cliburn.  He is also survived by all of the members of the Ferguson family who embraced him fully, and his many Palm Springs friends and friends throughout the country.

Jimmy loved to party and loved life and friends!  His favorite quote was:

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.

May he Rest in Peace.

Twin Peaks 1987 images from Rick Stevens Collection

Photos by Rick Stevens

A collection of photos from the Twin Peaks in San Francisco’s Castro District, the “Peaks” Twin Peaks in one of the original gay bars from the early 70s that still exists today.

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2006 – Twin Peaks in The Castro

A gallery of fascinating images from the Twin Peaks Tavern in The Castro; including a birthday dinner at the the Sausage Factory and cocktail parties at customers’ homes. It was all one big family.  And and Liz the cocktail waitress, her retirement party. Enjoy. Click here for the 2006 Twin Peaks Gallery.

Gladys Bumps.

Gladys Bumps.

2005 at the Twin Peaks Tavern

On a daily basis the Twin Peaks had its regulars that showed like clock work during cocktail hour, every day of the week, it was a big family, in a one big living room. Groups of friends from the “Peaks” would host dinners, parities at their homes and local restaurants in The Castro.  I’ve included photos from some of those events outside the Twin Peaks.

Liz the cocktail waitress was like our mother, she would joke, giggle and kid around with everyone, I think she has a much fun as we did.  Liz had an amazing personality with so much energy, she handled the crowded bar providing drinks to all the packed tables, she knew everyones name and what they drank, she was a professional. Please click on the photo for the 2005 gallery. Enjoy!

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2004 – Twin Peaks

The Twin Peaks tavern in The Castro, was one of the original Castro gay bars still operating today, originally opened in 1971 by Lesbian business woman Charlotte Coleman.  The Peaks has many affectionate names since it has been a popular hangout for older gay man and their younger admirers, The Wrinkle Room, The Glass Coffin, God’s Waiting Room and I sure I’ve forgotten many others.  It’s still one of the only bars in The Castro where you can sit at a table, party and enjoy cocktails with your friends. I have taken 100s of photos over the years, this is a first in a series of those photos starting from 2004.  Click the photo for the 2004 gallery. Enjoy!

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2007 Castro Halloween at the Twin Peaks

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The fabulous Jimmy Langham.

At the 2007 Halloween celebration at the Twin Peaks the staff pulled out all the stops, it was packed and all the regulars were in costume. Click on the photo for the Halloween 2007 gallery. Enjoy!